US Senate passes 'indefinite detention' bill

US president expected to sign law allowing so-called terror suspects to be detained indefinitely, without trial.

    The US Senate has passed the National Defence Authorisation Act, which contains a controversial bill allowing so-called terror suspects to be detained indefinitely, without trial.

    US President Barack Obama will sign the act into law, according to his administration. But critics say by doing so, the president has reneged on a campaign promise to protect civil liberties.

    Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington, DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.